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Veterinary Teaching Hospital Library

Homepage for the Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH) Library at Colorado State University.


Members of the public may access CSU's resources and databases from the public access computers located in the VTH Library, but cannot access these resources off-campus. Please see resource pages for Pet Owners, Food Production & Livestock Managers, and Alumni & Practicing Veterinarians for recommended resources that are publicly available and free of charge. 

Colorado residents with a public library card can speak with their public librarian about using Prospector to request items from CSU and other Colorado institutions.

In alignment with CSU's land grant mission, the VTH Library does provide resources (some restrictions apply for materials not available at CSU) to public patrons, alumni, and practicing veterinarians. Please contact the library with your request for more information. 

Free Veterinary and Animal Health Resources

CSU EIDs will deactivate approximately thirty (30) days after leaving CSU. While the public access computers at the VTH Library offer access  to databases and other electronic resources on campus, accessing resources away from campus can be a challenge. Here are some resources geared towards practicing veterinarians that are available free of charge.

Options to borrow books include acquiring a community borrowing card (Colorado residents only) at Morgan Library, requesting a book through Prospector (Colorado regional alliance) with your public library card (participating libraries only), or requesting an item through your public library's interlibrary loan options (speak to your public librarian).

Unpaywall and Google Scholar are great options for searching for open access content or looking for an open copy of an article. 

Please contact the library for more information about services and access for CSU alumni and Colorado veterinary professionals.

Open Access Journals

Below are journals that are either completely open-access or that offer open-access content (some articles are available for free, others require a subscription).

Websites & Databases

Free guides, handouts, and other resources



The Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH) at CSU provides 24/7 emergency and critical care services.

The hospital is located at 300 West Drake Road, Fort Collins, CO 80523. 

Call the VTH at 970-297-5000 for assistance with an emergency or to schedule an appointment.


Web Resources


The following titles are widely available, including at your local public library. Some titles are available at CSU and may be checked out by patrons with a community borrower's card. 

Canine nutrition: what every owner, breeder, and trainer should know by LJ Ackerman.

Hound health handbook: the definitive guide to keeping your dog happy, healthy, and active by B Brevitz.

The cat: it's behavior, nutrition, and health by LP Case

The dog: it's behavior, nutrition and health by LP Case

Pets living with cancer: A pet owner's resource by R Downing

Kindred spirit, kindred care: making health decisions on behalf of our animal companions by SF Nakaya

The complete home veterinary guide by CC Pinney

Loving and losing a pet: a psychologist and a veterinarian share their wisdom by M Stern and S Cropper

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